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Santa Barbara Red Rock Endurance Run

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Tickets $45–$115

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  • Free injury protection

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A beast of a race in the Santa Barbara 'boonies' will give runners a chance to find out what they are really made of. Whether signing up for the 5K, Half, Marathon or 50 miler runners will find something that tickles their fancy in the Red Rock Endurance Run. Come for the medal or for the test.

How to enter the Santa Barbara Red Rock Endurance Run

  1. Trail Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
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  2. Trail Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
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  3. 50 Mile Trail Run

    Run 50mi
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  4. 5K

    Run 5km
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Santa Barbara Red Rock Endurance Run routes

5K Route: The latest edition to the Red Rock Endurance event, this gives beginner runners a chance to get involved in this great race without getting outside their comfort zone.

Half Marathon Route: This is an out-and-back trail with aid stations at the 7th mile. This race is known for it's extremely technical, steep, and slow path. All racers have to carry at least 20oz of fluids for this race.

Marathon: An extension of the Half Marathon, with similar terrain and being extremely specialized. A mandatory minimum of 60oz of fluids must be carried with all participants.

50 Mile: A race only for extremely specialized runners. This route has significant periods where support will be difficult or impossible and therefore all entrants will have to carry a minimum of 100oz of fluids as well as a working light for this event.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Overnight parking and camping
  • Finishers award
  • Custom shirt
  • Awards to top male and female overall
  • Aid on course will also be minimal but adequate.
Raceday Logistics


6:00AM - 50 Mile Start

7:00AM - Marathon & Half Marathon Start

8:00AM - 5KM Start

Please arrive at least 1.5 hours before your event to leave enough time to get registration sorted and warmed up before your event.

    Kit List
    • Race nutrition
    • There are mandatory hydration requirements, please see the course details to ensure you meet these.
    • Camping equipment (if camping)

    Spectators are encouraged to come down to this event although the out-and-back format will only give a couple of chances to spot racers.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Are there any hydration requirements for the Red Rock Endurance Run?
    Yes, there are mandatory minimums for the amount of fluids racers must bring with them: - 50M = 100oz minimum - Marathon = 60oz minimum - Half Marathon = 60oz minimum - 5KM = 20oz minimum
    What is the address?
    177 Paradise Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
    Will there be aid and feed stations at the Red Rock Endurance Run?
    Yes, but as always this will be minimal so please prepare adequately.
    What does the entrance fee include?
    Overnight camping, finishers awards, custom shirt, and awards for top 3 (Male/Female) finishers.
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    Santa Barbara Red Rock Endurance Run weather forecast

    Clear throughout the day.

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    Meet the organizer

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